The Three Rivers Athletic Conference winter sports coaches met recently in preparation for their inaugural conference seasons. Conference competition among the 10 schools in boys and girls basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, and swimming and diving will commence in November for the first time.

Head coaches participated in a poll to determine the preseason favorites in each sport.

Boys Basketball

St. John’s Jesuit edged Whitmer as the favorite. The Titans earned 45 poll points and three first place votes. The Panthers were ranked second with 44 poll points, but edged St. John’s with four first place votes. Central Catholic, a 2011 state semifinalist in division II was picked third with 37 points and one first place vote.

1. St. John’s Jesuit (45/3) Poll points/1st place votes

2. Whitmer (44/4)

3. Central Catholic (37/1)

4. Findlay (34)

5. Lima Senior (24)

6. Fremont Ross (19)

7. Clay (12)

8. St. Francis de Sales (9)

Girls Basketball

Notre Dame Academy was the coaches’ favorite to win the first TRAC girls championship. The Eagles received 49 poll points and seven first place votes. Runner-up Central Catholic garnered 43 points and one first place vote.

1. Notre Dame Academy (49/7)

2. Central Catholic (43/1)

3. St. Ursula Academy (36)

4. Findlay (28)

5. Whitmer (28)

6. Lima Senior (17)

7. Clay (15)

8. Fremont Ross (8)

Wrestling

Oregon Clay High School was picked to win the first TRAC wrestling championship, receiving all five first place votes from coaches present. Central Catholic was a unanimous choice to finish second.

1. Clay (35/5)

2. Central Catholic (30)

3. Findlay (24)

4. Fremont Ross (20)

5. Whitmer (22)

6. St. Francis de Sales (13)

7. St. John’s Jesuit (10)

8. Lima Senior (5)

Swimming & Diving

St. Ursula Academy and St. Francis de Sales were picked to top the girls and boys swimming and diving divisions. The following polls results include only the predicted order of finish.

BOYS

1. St. Francis de Sales

2. St. John’s Jesuit

3. Findlay

4. Fremont Ross

5. Lima Senior

6. Central Catholic

7. Whitmer

8. Clay

GIRLS

1. St. Ursula Academy

2. Notre Dame Academy

3. Findlay

4. Fremont Ross

5. Central Catholic

6. Lima Senior

7. Whitmer

8. Clay